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Research Bibliographies & Databases

The American Montessori Society recommends the following bibliographies and databases for use in Montessori-related research.

ERIC Database

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is free and offers an extensive, regularly updated, online digital library of education research and information. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, the database includes peer-reviewed journals, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and articles from Montessori Life

“Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 1996 – 2006”

Originally published in Montessori Life (2007, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 72 – 79), this annotated bibliography by Janet Hall Bagby lists articles about Maria Montessori and/or Montessori education that were published in non-Montessori periodicals. 

“Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2007 – 2009”

Published in Montessori Life (2010, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 44 – 48) by Janet Hall Bagby and Natalie A. Jones, this bibliography updates the earlier review listed above.

NAMTA Bibliography

The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA) maintains an online, searchable bibliography containing more than 18,000 Montessori citations found in English-language publications since 1909. Updated quarterly, the bibliography is available by subscription—AMS members can take advantage of a reduced fee. Copies of most articles may be obtained from the NAMTA Archives at a nominal cost.

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